1Concepts: Conflict Creates Change Conflict Resolution SS7H3c Explain the role of the United States in the rebuilding of Japan after WWII.Concepts:Conflict Creates ChangeConflict Resolution
2Reasons for US Rebuilding Japan Stop the spread of communism throughout Asia and promote democracy in the region by reforming Japan’s monarchy into a constitutional monarchy (democracy with an emperor with limited power).Improve Japan’s economy in order to trade with Japan and sell US products to Japan’s market.
11U.S. OCCUPATION OF JAPAN 1945After WWII, Japan was placed under international control of the Allies through the Supreme Commander, General Douglas MacArthur.Gen. Douglas MacArthur accepts the Unconditional Surrender from the Empire of Japan
12US Occupies Japan“Japanese soldier guarding road to Yokohama standing at attention with his back to a conquering American soldier who is driving by in a jeep as he displays an attitude of great respect according to Japanese culture.” Life Magazine
14JAPANESE REFORMS (Changes) 1947 Political, economic, and social reforms were introduced, such as a freely elected Japanese Diet (legislature) and universal adult suffrage (voting rights). Japan establishes a constitutional monarchy.Douglas MacArthur and Emperor Hirohito.
23US REBUILDS JAPAN’S ECONOMY 1955 U. S. financial support, along with the Japanese values of hard work lead to a period of great economic growth for Japan.
24The Tokyo Labor College was one of the many institutions created after the war in order to promote more equitable economic development than had existed before
25THE COMPACT CARJAPANESE IMPORTS TO THE U.S. IN THE 1970s
26JAPAN REPRESENTED A NEW MARKET FOR AMERICAN GOODS AND SERVICES THIS HELPED IMPROVE BOTH COUNTRY’S ECONOMIES
27JAPAN IS A MODEL NATION 2009Today, Japan has one of the most powerful industrialized economies in the world. Like the U.S., Japan encourages a market economy which motivates people to develop new ideas and expand businesses.
40US REBUILDS JAPAN SUMMARY Look at your performance task (the Rebuilding of Japan ‘Dust to Dominance’ timeline and story and collaborate with a partner and try to tell the story in your own words in chronological order